AT NKU: Jacobs begins his first season with the Norse...a transfer from Kennesaw (Ga.) State...strong, physical inside presence who could be major factor this season...powerful rebounder and scorer in the post.

AT KENNESAW STATE: Saw action in 30 games and started 22 times...averaged 7.7 points and 5.0 rebounds last season...shot 47.9 percent from the field...put together a 17-point, 18-rebound performance against Mercer...collected three double-doubles last season...added a 17-point performance against Minnesota.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Trinity High School...averaged 17.0 points and 14.1 rebounds per game as a senior...led Trinity to a 21-8 record that season...was named to the all-state second team by the Louisville Courier-Journal and was an honorable mention selection by the Lexington Herald-Ledger...recorded a double-double in 25 of 29 games...had Trinity’s first-ever 30-rebound game...scored 880 career points and was an all-region first team selection in 2007...selected to represent Kentucky in the prestigious Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Classic.

PERSONAL: Born Nicholas Tanner Jacobs on Dec. 5, 1988...son of Jack and Susie Jacobs.